Fishery Improvement Projects Database

A Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) is a designed effort to improve the sustainability of a fishery. This database contains all known FIPs, tracks their progress, and rates their impact on sustainability.

Here is the ‘Read me’ file for how to use the database. You can access the data directly on Airtable here.

The database is maintained by the Hilborn lab at the University of Washington (UW) and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP).

It contains 3 different types of rating schemes for Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIPs) that are defined below:

  1. Stage (and corresponding date): a numeric score 1-6
  2. Progress rating (and corresponding date): an alpha score A-E
  3. Fish Source (FS) Score (and corresponding date): a numeric score 1-10

The tables available on Airtable are based on queries that have been generated from the relational database that is housed at the University of Washington. Here is a link to a google doc, written by the authors of the database that explains how to use the database and what kinds of questions the database can answer.